Monthly Archives: November 2012

Distribution of dates

Once more, Randall (from xkcd.com) and I are on the same wavelength.

In his latest comic, he analyses the frequency of dates used throughout all of the internet. Go and look at the comic now.

In months other than September, the 11th is mentioned substantially less often than any other date. It's been that way since long before 9/11 and I have no idea why.

It is very similar to my work on the distribution of numbers and digits used to program infusion pumps. See the poster here, full journal paper, and amusing web comic to follow.

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